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Old 01-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Ash on Bikes RIP (Kevin Ash Memorial Thread)

I wasn't sure where to put this, but after years on Road Warriors and Beasts I know a lot of us read Kevin Ash and his well-informed motorcycling columns.

I'll certainly miss his insights.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Oh man, that is sad news. I've read Kevin's articles for years now. He was a lovely, knowledgeable fella...RIP Kevin.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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Ah jeez.......I've read his articles for years. He always read like a class act. I thought he was one of the best motorcycle reviewers out there. Just sad.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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I couldn't believe the news when I heard about it. I feel shocked.

Been my #1 motorcycle journalist for quite some time now.

R.I.P. You will be missed.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #5
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Oh man!

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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RIP to a great writer.

The only other motorcycle writer I place in the same class as Ash is
Kevin Cameron.

At least Ash went out doing what he loved best.

There is no better way to go.

I am sad that he is gone and I offer my sincere condolences to his friends and family.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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So sad. May you rest in peace Ash. A toast life well lived!

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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Wow. That's terrible news. My thoughts are with his family.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #10
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Sad day for the industry and the sport. He was always quick to reply to comments on his articles, the bikes, his experiences.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #11
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Awwww geezzzzeee, that's terrible. Poor guy, I read and enjoyed his reviews and insights. He lived a good life that many riders would have enjoyed.
Rest in peace Mr. Ash.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #12
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I read the news this morning and just can't believe it.. very tragic... and the note from his eldest daughter on his site drives this point home.. he will be sorely missed by a lot of people, especially his family.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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R.I.P. Kevin Ash

I'm not sure if this belongs here, but folks who check in here regularly may want to know. Kevin Ash, a columnist & reviewer with a sharp eye & sharper pen, died in a BMW press intro in S. Africa yesterday. His blog, "Ash on Bikes" was widely read and commented on in this site & many others. Very few details yet, but the world community on 2 wheels lost a clear & insightful voice. His columns are well worth reading, most are worth reading more than once. My sympathy goes out to his wife & 3 daughters.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #14
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Oh man, there is another guy in one of the adv forums who went over there for this special bmw bike release. They were going to ride then new 2013 r1200gs like they stole em, on road, off road, over night. oh man, not good for BMW for a special bike release ride. RIP Ash
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #15
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RIP Kevin. By far and away my favorite reviewer. The Roger Ebert of motorcycle reviews. Very sad news indeed.

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